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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 4, 2008 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Anyone want a Golden Retriever?

On Saturday Mason got tangled up in some wires and the little HP Personal Media Drive went "clunk". Now its making a "tic-tic" noise and my computer cant find the USB device and the 149GB of 700+ MP3 shows have vanished like a fart in the wind! HP cant help and data recovery costs like $1000 right?

Naturally I didnt back it up but at least I have partial back-up in all the disks arbuthnot has generously sent, thanks again! Oh well, it will only take a couple months of downloading areound the clock, right?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 4, 2008 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone want a Golden Retriever?

Maybe Mason was tired of 66-77 and wanted you start listening to 80s shows!!

Well at least they all can be replaced. Arb has also sent me a huge number of shows from 65-69. I could forward the DVDs to you if that would help?

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Poster: craven714 Date: Mar 4, 2008 4:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone want a Golden Retriever?

elbow......................................... ouch!

in the words of Ali G or the queen of soul... "respect"

I understand your point elbow my friend, but dont hit a
brother when he is down


"one man gathers what another man spills"

Im gathering your fuckin around too

This post was modified by craven714 on 2008-03-05 00:00:51

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 4, 2008 5:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone want a Golden Retriever?

I met nothing but a joke and I am sure that Cliff knew that my tongue was planted firmly in my cheek as wrote that.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 4, 2008 6:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone want a Golden Retriever?

Dont tell anyone Larry, but maybe 25% of those shows were post 1977...

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 4, 2008 7:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone want a Golden Retriever?

your secret is safe with me...

picked up some gevrey-chambertin 2005 today for about half price. Any guess on which show i listened to on the way home to celebrate?

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Poster: craven714 Date: Mar 5, 2008 6:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone want a Golden Retriever?

ya'll are too funny

http://www.youtube.com/swf/l.swf?video_id=Y1H3eKMgvjY&rel=1&eurl=http%3A//www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php%3Fid%3D177112&iurl=http%3A//i.ytimg.com/vi/Y1H3eKMgvjY/default.jpg&t=OEgsToPDskKEqHfwNQI8T5jO7n0vWoRW&are

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 4, 2008 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DON'T throw your HD away yet!

I feel your pain Cliff! A year ago I lost allmost all of the Dead I had on HD. No sooner had I transferred all of my Dead to a new larger drive ( I was going to dedicate it to just GD ) then the thing crapped out.

NOW, my second drive may have done the same. I'm hoping it's just a power supply. At this point I'm saying F it. I'm going to just back everything up on DVD and call it good.

You're right, data recovery is WAY expensive, especially for stuff that is relatively replaceable. Here's something you should try before you smash your HD ( or your dog ): sometimes it's the USB connection/interface ( it sounds like you're talking external )that goes bad but not the HD itself. Try taking apart the case and either installing it in your PC as a secondary ( you might have to change the jumper position ) or take it to a local mom and pop computer place and ask them to test it.

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 4, 2008 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone want a Golden Retriever?

man, this re-enforces my thought that we shoud have HD back-up parties. Copy, back-up and trade all these f'ing files which we spend so much effort to collect, store and organize.

Each participant brings his loaded HD, and 2 brand new hd's, along w/ a notebook computer. Get 1 copy of your exsisting collection and a new HD loaded w/ stuff you don't yet have......

Sorry to hear about the accident Cliff. I understand that Golden Retriever, pan-fried in Panko bread crumbs is a wonderful dish!:)

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Mar 4, 2008 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone want a Golden Retriever?

no fair. i really wanted a golden retriever.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 5, 2008 6:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone want a Golden Retriever?

Crap my firend, that is a real bummer. I must admit as a real anal retentive I have made sure everything is "in" at least three places (HD; bu DVD as "data"; CD for playing) and now your experience, like so many others, only convinces me I am right to be sooo careful...Starting to think I will bu a second HD...but that seems too paranoid.

Hang in there--I was sure it was a real dog too...

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Mar 5, 2008 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone want a Golden Retriever?

i've done the same thing. so far, i've fot 77 dvd's burned containing maybe 300 lossless shows, or thereabouts, and two external drives. one is a 250 gig, and one is a 500 gig that i'm working on filling. nothing but gd and jgb. i need to buy a good external burner so i can listen to them besides on my computer. " you can kill me, but please, leave the hard drives alone!"

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Mar 5, 2008 6:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone want a Golden Retriever?

Sounds like a hard drive or some ports may have gotten disconnected, the components inside are practically drop proof but the connections (solder points, plugs, etc) are easily severed. The tick tock could be a simptom of something as simple as the cooling fan or cd rom tapping and would be a cheap fix that you can do without much hassle these days. check all your connections because they charge a nice chunk of change just to find out what can be recovered... calculate the value of your free time replacing it and make the call.

Open the pc and stick your dogs nose in it. (unplug it first). I have found that pets are even less respectful of sacred electronic equipment than children or significant others... I caught my asshole cat sharpening his claws on my guitar case the other day... 8 lives and still smiling. Ever watch someone spraying air freshener all over your guitars and keyboard, luckily covered? A dog will piss right on an audio cable and a cat will throwup on your synthesizer programming manual everytime you leave it on the floor...

When will these animals learn that some human property is more equal than other human property?

Bastards.